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Wind Speed-up Over Hills—An American Solution To A Canadian Problem

Al Jaugelis
Publication date:
September 5, 2018
Article Summary: 

The blog post by RDH Building Science discusses wind speed up over hills and an American solution to a Canadian problem. The post explains how wind speed can increase over hills and how this phenomenon can impact the design of buildings in hilly regions. The blog highlights an American solution, the Terrain Category system, for calculating wind loads on buildings in hilly terrain and compares it to the Canadian method. The post also provides examples of how the Terrain Category system has been successfully applied to buildings in hilly regions.


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Al Jaugelis
Wind Speed-up Over Hills—An American Solution To A Canadian Problem
September 5, 2018
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